What is the role lumbar puncture in the workup of diffuse large cell lymphoma?

Updated: Jun 12, 2019
  • Author: Shipra Gandhi, MBBS; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Because bone marrow involvement increases the likelihood of lymphomatous involvement of the meninges, in patients with advanced-stage disease, a lumbar puncture for cytologic and chemical analysis of the cerebrospinal fluid may be necessary.


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